That Nikon has discontinued the camera that – for quite a while – was considered the best pro camera for enthusiasts, is no surprise considering the recent launch of the Nikon D300S.
I believe that for those of us who own a D300 and even a D200, the D300S does not offer a strong enough argument to bring the wallet out, except for those interested in its HD video capability, the option for an external stereo microphone (so you’re not just recording the grinding of the AF motor) and the most sophisticated video AF system actually available on a Nikon camera.
Since I'm not *that* interested in video, for me the most disappointing aspect of the 300S is the absence of the tilt and swivel LCD monitor of the D5000, which I consider a great improvement (even if its implementation is a bit cumbersome).
I would also have liked to see Nikon up resolution to around 16 Mp., however, that's not really a deal breaker.
Still, I’ll hold out for more significant improvements; in the mean time I will probably get me the D700, even if I think it will also have a successor sooner rather than later.
Anyway, those who are not interested in the marginal improvements of the D300S have an unequaled opportunity to get one of the best DSLR’s ever for a very convenient price.
For a limited time only…
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